Intelligent Data Centres Issue 51 | Page 7

Digital Realty announces sustainability initiatives in Asia-Pacific

NEWS igital Realty – one of the largest global providers of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre , colocation

D and interconnection solutions – has announced two renewable energy initiatives in Asia-Pacific that will contribute to its global carbon emissions reduction targets .

Digital Realty has signed a renewable electricity supply contract with leading energy retailer , Origin Energy , contracting for wind power capacity that will see its multi-tenant data centre portfolio in Australia match energy demand with renewable sources from 2024 .
Digital Realty ’ s data centres in Sydney will be matched with 100 % renewable electricity in January 2024 and its data centre in Melbourne will be matched with 60 % renewable in 2024 , increasing to 100 % from January 2026 . Digital Realty ’ s uptake of renewable electricity in Australia is expected to reduce greenhouse emissions by up to 70,000 tonnes annually , contributing to Australia ’ s 2030 Agenda for sustainable development efforts to 2030 and beyond .
Digital Realty ’ s renewable electricity supply is supported by the Stockyard Hill wind farm , located about 150km away from its Melbourne data centre . This is in line with its global approach to prioritise cost-competitive net-new renewable energy sourced within the same regions where its data centres are located .
James Magill , Head of Origin Zero , said : “ Digital Realty approached us seeking a renewable energy solution for its data centres in Australia and we were able to offer it a cost-effective option that matches its usage with wind power sourced from Stockyard Hill Wind Farm . We ’ re pleased to help the company with its emission reduction ambitions .”

Equinix expands in Montreal to support growing financial services , gaming and aerospace sectors

s Montreal continues to expand its position as a world leader in industries such as VisualEffects ( VFX ), gaming ,

A financial services and aerospace , Equinix , the world ’ s digital infrastructure company , has announced a new state-of-theart International Business Exchange ( IBX ) data centre in Montreal .

The new facility is expected to open in the second half of 2023 .
Known as MT2 , the new site will expand Equinix ’ s presence in Montreal and continue the company ’ s commitment to bring the full value of Platform Equinix and its portfolio of solutions to Canadian businesses . Montreal is a key economic centre in Canada and globally , as well as a major innovation hub with one of the largest concentrations of technology workforce in Canada .
Equinix to Canada and the best of Canada to the world . Montreal is a key economic centre in Canada and globally , with a thriving and innovative ecosystem known for its diversity , creativity and collaborative spirit . Expanding our footprint in this metro will offer companies the best-in-class data centre design with access to connectivity both globally and within Canada , so they can advance on their digital infrastructure and innovation journey at home and abroad .”
Andrew Eppich , Managing Director at Equinix Canada , said : “ MT2 represents a major milestone in our investment to bring the best of
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